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Make a craft at large as gilly, with stock parts only.

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Its fine to use HyperEdit to measure, but and Hanger Extender.

Only use stock parts though.

Can be just as long or tall as GIllys radius.

Tweakscale allowed.

(its fine if you make a big stick or plus)

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I laughed when I saw this. Do we have to land the craft on gilly too? :sticktongue:

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1 hour ago, James M said:

I laughed when I saw this. Do we have to land the craft on gilly too? :sticktongue:

You're asking the wrong question.

Should we land Gilly on the craft?

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Tradition dictates that the challenge giver should fulfill their own challenge first if it seems difficult or impossible. So let's see it.

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I've seen some really, really huge ships made out of one fairing.  It might be doable.

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On 6/25/2020 at 9:24 PM, RoninFrog said:

I've seen some really, really huge ships made out of one fairing.  It might be doable.

Maybe with copious amounts of .cfg editing lol. Nobody is gonna make a craft that big in sections a few meters long manually.

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I understand losing sight of scales when objects are several orders of magnitude apart IRL, because we simply do not have the means readily available to make easy comparisons.

The thing is, KSP is one of those programs that allows us to quickly visualize this. Just for fun and kicks, cheat whatever your biggest craft is into orbit around Gilly. Now start zooming out, and keep going until you make Gilly about as big on screen as your craft. Try to spot your craft. Consider how many of your craft it would take to start even becoming visible, let alone getting near to the size of Gilly. Feel free to keep zooming in and out to get a good idea of the difference in scales.

Now think again about the 'challenge' you posted.

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That would be about 100 times the size of the VAB. Maybe it would be doable if you could make a spacecraft the size of an asteroid, but definitely not Gilly.

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7 hours ago, DunaManiac said:

That would be about 100 times the size of the VAB. Maybe it would be doable if you could make a spacecraft the size of an asteroid, but definitely not Gilly.

That sounds about right:

Gilly

Physical Characteristics
Equatorial radius 13 000 m

 

I don't think this is possible even with mods. I'd love to see it, though!

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5 minutes ago, doggonemess said:

 

That sounds about right:

Gilly

Physical Characteristics
Equatorial radius 13 000 m

 

I don't think this is possible even with mods. I'd love to see it, though!

Scott Manley actually made a video of what it would take to de orbit gilly, and well, you need it to be the size of Gilly.

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All I can think of with this challenge is Unicron:

TFTM_Unicron_Lithone.jpg

A Gilly-sized transforming robot? I'd make this if my CPU wouldn't melt in the process.

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Cheat gilly to the muns place, then deorbit gilly.

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The game will not load vessels with a root part more than 2.5 km away from the root part of the vessel you are controlling, so it is impossible to build a vessel larger than 5 km long.

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35 minutes ago, Misguided_Kerbal said:

Just Tweakscale, I think.

Tweakscale, Ubio Welding, and some visual/control mods, plus manual .CFG editing. 

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